Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year

Joseph John Morgan
’07 M.Ed, Special Education
’12 PhD Special Education

Joseph John Morgan is an assistant professor in the College of Education’s department of educational and clinical studies.

He is also the co-project coordinator for “Project CULTURED: College and University Leaders Trained to Understand and Respond to Exceptionalities and Diversity,” a program funded by a $1 million U.S. Department of Education grant. He was also the co-project coordinator for “Project Grow: Supporting Biology Achievement through Data-Based Decision Making,” which was funded by a grant. Morgan has been involved with numerous other grant-funded special education research projects at the university.

Morgan received UNLV’s President’s Graduate Fellowship in 2011, which is awarded to three doctoral students across the University for high-quality dissertation research. He has served as an advocate and spokesperson for education in the state of Nevada and was given the Outstanding Service Award by the College of Education in 2014. He was also nominated for the college’s Collaboration Award in 2012 as well as the Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year honor in 2010, given by the Council for Exceptional Children. Morgan is also on the editorial board of several prestigious academic journals.